Alglucerase - injection

Genzyme | Alglucerase - injection (Medication)


Alglucerase is a man-made form of an enzyme that occurs naturally in the body. It is used as an enzyme replacement in people with Type I Gaucher disease.

Gaucher disease is a genetic condition in which the body lacks the enzyme needed to break down certain fatty materials (lipids). Lipids can build up in the body, causing symptoms such as easy bruising or bleeding, weakness, anemia, bone or joint pain, enlarged liver or spleen, or weakened bones that are easily fractured.

Alglucerase may improve the condition of the liver, spleen, bones, and blood cells in people with Type I Gaucher disease. However, alglucerase is not a cure for this condition. The medication improves symptoms and reduces complications of the disease. ...

Side Effect:

This medication may cause mild fever, chills, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting or irritation at the injection site. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if your develop a skin rash, itching, wheezing, breathing trouble or chest pain while taking this medication. These may be signs of an allergic reaction. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. ...


Tell your doctor if you have:other illnesses, allergies. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. ...